Background and activities


PhD student at the institute of Chemistry and Biology, within the EnviroChemistry group.

Project involves method development for rapid analysis of emerging organic contaminants using LC-MS/MS in harbour porpoises (phocena phocena) and other marine mammals 

  • Chemical groups include: Organic phosphate flame retardents, Benzotriazoles, benzothiazoles, bisphenols, benzophenones, parabens, antrimicrobials and phthalate metabolites.


Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
PhD in Analytical Chemistry, ongoing (2019 - )

Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
MSc in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 2019

Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
BSc in Chemistry, 2016

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications


  • Booth, Andy; Sørensen, Lisbet; Asimakopoulos, Alexandros; Schmid, Rudolf; Sait, Shannen. (2019) Characterisation of microplastic fibres and their degradation under environmental conditions. 2019.


  • Sørensen, Lisbet; Halsband-Lenk, Claudia; Herzke, Dorte; Salaberria, Iurgi; Davies, Emlyn John; Sait, Shannen; Sarno, Antonio; Hovsbakken, Ingrid; Groven, Anette; Brakstad, Odd Gunnar; Booth, Andy. (2020) The effect of intrinsic properties, UV-degradation and biofilm formation on the fate of microplastic fibers in the marine environment. SETAC Europe 30th Annual Meeting . SETAC; Online. 2020-05-03 - 2020-05-07.
  • Salaberria, Iurgi; Booth, Andy; Sørensen, Lisbet; Altin, Dag; Asimakopoulos, Alexandros; Wagner, Martin; Sait, Shannen; Rogstad, Dina Tevik. (2019) Degradation and toxicity of textile microfibres. SETAC Europe 29th Annual Meeting ; Helsinki. 2019-05-26 - 2019-05-30.
  • Sørensen, Lisbet; Sait, Shannen; Nguyen, Torbjørn; Asimakopoulos, Alexandros; Schmid, Rudolf; Salaberria, Iurgi; Booth, Andy. (2019) Degradation of plastic microfibres, leaching of additive chemicals and interaction with persistent organic pollutants in polar environments. Arctic Frontiers ; Tromsø. 2019-01-20 - 2019-01-24.
  • Booth, Andy; Sørensen, Lisbet; Sait, Shannen. (2018) UV, mechanical and hydrolytic degradation of synthetic polymer fibres from textiles. MICRO 2018 Fate and Impact of Microplastics: Knowledge, Actions and Solutions . JPI Oceans; Lanzarote. 2018-11-19 - 2018-11-23.
  • Rogstad, Dina Tevik; Sait, Shannen; Sørensen, Lisbet; Lyakurwa, Dionis Joachim; Altin, Dag; Wagner, Martin; Booth, Andy; Salaberria, Iurgi. (2018) Toxicity and degradation of microplastic fibres and their role as a source of emerging pollutants. MICRO 2018 Fate and Impact of Microplastics: Knowledge, Actions and Solutions ; Lanzarote. 2018-11-19 - 2018-11-23.